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Welcome to Global Youth Ministry headquartered near the summit of Fort Mountain in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains at the Fort Mountain Retreat & Conference Center.


Global Youth Ministry is a multi-faceted ministry organization with focus on educating and equipping today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders for Christ here at home and on the missions field.

In 1995, founder, Roger Glidewell's vision of Global Youth Camps began. Today, almost 20 years later, that vision has expanded to encompass youth, college students, and Youth Pastors.

Global Youth Camps include middle school through high school aged students. Our students receive guided training during summer camps, which are held in various locations, to become followers of Christ and to become leaders of their peer groups. We strive to build our students feeling of self-worth through the realization that Jesus considers the His own family and that He was willing to die for them. Team sports, team games, and individual and group Bible studies encourage our students to care for their team members, share their experiences and grow in their leadership capabilities.

Global Missions Camps expand the experiences of summer camp students through participation in area projects that help the families and churches in the location which the Mission Camp is taking place. Students experience similar team activities as summer camp but their time is more focused on helping others.

Global Institute for Youth Leadership focuses on college aged students. Three college credit tracks offer students leadership training, youth ministry, and youth mentoring abroad mission training. Our short-term mission projects are conducted in cooperation with the International Mission Board and other mission agencies.